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    Lightbulb remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Are these three sentences OK?

    I remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    I remember vividly when my dadís teaching me to ride a bike.

    I remember vividly that when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    I remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    I remember vividly when my dad’s teaching me to ride a bike.

    I remember vividly that when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.
    See above.
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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Thank you GoesStation.
    In #3, is “ that” wrong and ungrammatical or is it just redundant?
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 18-Oct-2017 at 16:45.

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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It is wrong.
    Thank you, Piscean.
    Sometimes in some contexts, I have noticed that both of them can be used together. I still don’t know when I should use both of them when only one of them.

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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I remember vividly that, when Dad taught me how to ride a bike, he was very patient.
    Note that the text between commas is a parenthetical clause; you can remove the green part and still have a grammatical sentence. I have a feeling that learners with a native language that uses less punctuation may have trouble understanding that these commas, and other punctuation, are critical to writing and understanding English.
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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post

    1)I remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    2)I remember vividly my dadís teaching me to ride a bike.

    3)I remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.
    why the word "Dad" be used in capital letter in sentence 1 and 2, but not in sentence 3? Why do we use it in capital form?

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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    'Dad' is a proper noun in 1 and 3, while 'dad' is a common noun in 2 because 'my' is used before it.
    See the difference between proper nouns and common nouns at http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/propernoun.htm
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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    Why does the word "Dad" be used in have a capital letter in sentence 1 and 2, but not in sentence 3? Why When do we use it in capital form?
    Please note the correct way to ask your question.

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    2) I remember vividly my dad’s teaching me to ride a bike.
    I would never say or write that. It sounds like I had two dads.

    I'd say 'I remember vividly my dad teaching me to ride a bike'.

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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Dad' is a proper noun in 1 and 3, while 'dad' is a common noun in 2 because 'my' is used before it.
    See the difference between proper nouns and common nouns at http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/propernoun.htm
    Matthew, I actually know what the differences between proper noun and a common noun are!! But, it is so strange to me to use "Dad" as a proper noun while it is a common noun. It seems "Dad" is someone's name like Jack or Peter.

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    Re: remember vividly when Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I would never say or write that. It sounds like I had two dads.
    What does it sound as if we have two dads?

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